<!-- Do not edit this file. It is automatically generated by API Documenter. --> [`Plugin`](Plugin) › [`onExternalSettingsChange`](Plugin/onExternalSettingsChange) ## Plugin.onExternalSettingsChange() method Called when the `data.json` file is modified on disk externally from Obsidian. This usually means that a Sync service or external program has modified the plugin settings. Implement this method to reload plugin settings when they have changed externally. **Signature:** ```typescript onExternalSettingsChange?(): any; ``` **Returns:** `any`